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How Fumbling Bureaucrats Could Destroy European Tech in One Move

What it would be like today if the Googles, Apples, Facebooks, Ubers, and AirBnBs of the world had never had the opportunity to take off? And what it would be like if those tech pioneers-turned-giants didn't have hungry competitors driving them to new heights?

A crucial vote this week in Europe will determine the fate of European tech for years to come. If the fumbling bureaucrats prevail, the tech sector – and investors – will pay the price.

You see, on Oct. 27, the EU Parliament votes on net neutrality. New legislation many EU members claim will "protect" net neutrality may be approved.

But in reality, the opposite is true. If passed, the new laws will prove deadly to open, fair market competition that is the vital nursing ground of tech innovation.

Here's what you need to know about this very important vote...

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Net's New "Utility" Status Will Boost This Company

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been hamstrung by ISPs like Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), which have slowed its streaming service as a negotiating tactic, allegedly to make the company pony up money to retain the ability to serve its millions of clients. That's now over, since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has […]

But more importantly, there is an opportunity to exploit this legal development.

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The Net Neutrality Debate Just Changed the Internet Forever

The net neutrality debate has finally come to a head…

The FCC approved new net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote yesterday (Thursday). From now on, Internet service providers are prohibited from speeding up access to some websites just because those sites are willing to pay for a faster connection.

But opponents fear the move just opened the door for government control and socialism.

Here we dig into exactly what the net neutrality debate is. Get the pros and cons - and see how the vote is going to affect Americans for generations...